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VP Saleh rejects claims of civilians killed in Takhar airstrike

By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Thursday rejected claims of civilian casualties, including children, following an airstrike in Takhar province on Wednesday night.
In a message on Facebook, VP Saleh said: “The news of the killing of children in the mosque in Takhar is baseless.”
Referring to Tuesday night’s attack by the Taliban in the same province – which left more than a dozens of Afghan national security force members martyred – VP Saleh said: “Those who buried our forces yesterday have been destroyed and we have undeniable proof.”
Earlier, local sources stated at least 12 people were killed and 14 wounded in the airstrike which they stated had targeted a mosque in Taloqan city.

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